What is design? Who developed the universal visual concepts that designers have successfully deployed for centuries? These important questions and more are answered in this 20-tutorial journey by design historian and expert Mark Gatter.
Mark Gatter is known internationally as an Adobe Certified Expert, instructor and author. In addition to his vast graphic design training experience, he brings many years of commercial printing expertise from both the UK and California.
In this introductory course, you get an overview of the origins, history and processes of design spanning from the prehistoric Chauvet cave paintings to the subliminal techniques deployed in current advertising. Follow along as design guru, Mark Gatter, explains the story of design and how it impacts our daily lives and culture.
Mark first traces the historical progress of western art from the earliest artists known to man through the innovative artists and architects of the Italian Renaissance period. You learn all about the contributions of Giotto, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. As you explore the timeless designs of the Duomo, the Tomb of Pope Julius II, the Medici Mausoleum in the Basilica of San Lorenzo and more, you see how these visionary artists and their timeless creations laid the conceptual foundation that act as a blueprint for today’s designers as they bring their art into the world.
Next, Mark accelerates into the 21st century. Here he begins to examine all the tools, processes and principles that form the modern designer's toolbox. So join Mark Gatter on this timeless journey into the world of graphic design and discover for yourself just what makes a graphic designer!
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Kyle Preston wrote on April 18, 2016
Really loved this intro course - I'm excited to keep going. The content is great and I enjoyed spending so much time in Florence during the Renaissance. My one critique is that the caption bubbles were pretty distracting throughout the course. Other than that, really good stuff in here!
Will wrote on January 15, 2016
It's a great introduction and short history lesson. I watched it in "hyperlearn" mode. Now I'm ready to get into the nuts and bolts in the next segments of the series......
Mark L74 wrote on July 11, 2014
Learn about the masters of the Italian renaissance in this course on being a designer. No instructions, but still all beautifull to watch!
Cherif wrote on April 1, 2014
Really good introduction of design. I kinda enjoy it. Will definite watch the complete series.
Ron wrote on March 18, 2014
Great course here! Very well done with lots of interesting information on the history of designers.
immo wrote on March 15, 2014
Absolutely fantastic course.
Captivating tutor that shares knowledge and experience in a way that can trigger curiosity to further research the topics listed.
Good course for advanced users too :)
jonas wrote on February 13, 2014
A nice introduction with a relevant and interesting part of history baked in to it. Left me wanting more!
Reu wrote on February 12, 2014
Great intro to design with a quick recap of Art History. Can't wait for the next course.
Taryn Calverey wrote on February 12, 2014
It was basically an art histort course and not really a 101 on Graphic Design as how I expected it. Although this information is interesting and could prove useful.
Till Bones wrote on February 4, 2014
Made me want to visit Venice. Enjoyed this introduction to graphic design very much, even as a novice. Will check out the next one for sure.